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something else that mr. miller said at the hearing earlier today about the motives of these irs employees. take a listen. >> i do not believe that partisanship motivated the people who engaged in the practices described, in the treasury inspector general's report. i've reviewed the treasury inspector general's report and i believe its conclusions are consistent with that. i think that what happened here was that foolish mistakes were made by people trying to be more efficient in their work load selection. >> so, congressman, is it possible that this really was as mr. miller described poorly thought out bureaucracy reacting to an influx of conservative applications and not nefarious political partisanship? is it possible? >> we don't know the answer to any of these questions. that is the purpose of having the oversight hearings, the purpose of conducting oversight. i did ask mr. mill ear specific question which was when we reviewed the applications processed groups with the words progressive or organizing in them were not targeted. so they specifically targeted groups with conservative wor
to cooperate with me, mr. miller, and you've been uncooperative during this hearing. >> what day did the conversation take place? >> i'll have to look back in my notes on that. >> you've got notes on that? >> i'd have to try to find them. >> why did you say you had note ifs you don't think you have notes? >> sir, please. >> i just think the american people have seen what's going on right now in their government, and this is absolutely an overreach and this is an outrage for all america. i yield back. >> maria, it's not often that you hear outright applause during a hearing like this, but we did hear that today. and web, there were a lot0ot tea party folks and others from conservative groups in the audience there today, who themselves felt very victimized by the irs' behavior in all of this. that might be why you got such an effusive burst of applause there for republicans, very tough questions there of steven miller. but ironically, at the end of all of this, we still don't know who the irs official was who actually ordered this political screen to be put in place over these 501-c4 a
mr. miller regarding what he calls and what he doesn't recall in this very important time period from january 2010 to present. he seemed to have some good memories on some issues and very lackluster memory on other issues. so i think bottom line is our committee got a lot of information from which to build be on now our further inquiries and further investigation about not only how tax-exempt organizations were handled for 501c4 status or even the dissemination of taxpayer information to outside groups, whether that occurred as well and who has a result should be held accountable if or that. neil: do you suspect this goes way beyond conservative groups? the reason why i ask iss a numbr of very prominent ceos and top conservatives, republicans and moderate republicans at that told me, neil, i was audited. hey, you were audited too? in other words, they're not groups. these are individuals. and i'm wondering, it might just be coincidence, but whether there might have been a larger systemic problem and targeting going on. >> well, that's what we need to find out. the purpose of today's h
. miller, for five minute mr. miller: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. miller: mr. speaker, little more than 100 years ago a new york state assemblyman was an eyewitness to one of our nation's worst industrial tragedies. the triangle shirtway factory fire. he recounted how he saw girl after girl appear in the reddened windows, pause for a terrifying moment and left to the payment below to land as a manageled bloodied pulp. he said it seemed like a ghastly eternity and described how the firemen's life nets were torn by the impact of the falling body. this inferno at a sweatshop garment factory in new york city, employed mostly poor immigrant women. 146 workers died that day because it lacked proper stairways, fire escapes and managers had locked all of the exiting. this tragedy shook our nation and led to life-saving workplace safety reforms. a century later, i recently met a young bangladeshi garment worker. she, too, jumped from a woman of a garment factory. she survived. 12 of her co-works who -- co-workers who jumpe
requested. >> mr. miller... reporter: the acting director of the i.r.s., steven miller, ignored our questions today after a closed-door meeting with the senate finance chairman. why didn't you tell the truth when you were asked directly by congress? >> we'll talk on friday, guys. reporter: the i.r.s. says miller was informed last may that tea party groups had been improperly scrutinized starting in 2010. but miller did not share that information with the house ways and means committee which oversees the i.r.s. despite repeated questions from the chairman, michigan republican dave camp, who was getting complaints from conservative groups. miller testified before your committee and was asked whether these tea party groups were being targeted. >> yes. in letter and before the committee he said it was not happening and now we found out not only was it happening but it had been happening for several years. he knew about it when he came before the committee and denied it. >> reporter: camp has called on miller to testify before the committee this friday, and, scott, he and other top offic
to cooperate with me, mr. miller, and you have been uncooperative during the hearing. >> what day did the conversation take place? >> i would have to look back at my notes. >> you had notes? >> i would have to find them. >> why did you say you have notes if you don't have notes? >> sir, please. >> this is absolutely an overreach and an outrage for all of america. i yield back. >> all right. >> now, tyler, miller is the recently outsted acting chief of the irs. the new acting chief or the incoming acting chief was brought into the meeting room with jack lew, the treasury secretary, who districted him to find a way to restore the confidence in the irs, but we'll see a continuing series of hearings going forward next week and hear from the number two official at treasury, neil woland and might get more answers at that point. >> eamon, setting aside what happened in this case, is it legitimate function for the irs to look into whether a group with a political interest qualifies for tax exempt status? >> absolutely it is. but the criticism here against what the irs did, they weren't lookin
to know all of the information that you knew? >> so, look -- >> congress was -- >> mr. miller, does this committee -- mr. miller, does this committee have the right to know the information that you knew? yes or no? >> this committee -- >> yes or no. >> this committee is always going to get that information. >> you testified before this committee, mr. miller and did not -- please. >> mr. miller -- >> okay. so the white house, david, how is it reacting to all this? >> they're doing it sort of two-tiered. on the one hand you have the white house trying to be aggressive and accepting sort of responsibility on this to the extent that they asked for the resignation of steven miller who did resign and installed the new director last week and then, you know, they're saying, the president said that i'm going to go ahead and direct jack lew, the treasury secretary for the recommendations and we'll do that. on the other front was get outside the beltway, go to baltimore and talk about jobs and try to get back to his agenda, but that's not going to be easy. congress will have a number more hear
to the presidential election. beyond that both the watchdog and mr. miller made clear we have no reason to believe there's partisanship here. just an attempt to somehow deal with a big influx of requests for this tax-exempt status in the wake of the citizens united case back in 2010. they said there was a big concern that all of these different groups were beginning to apply that may or may not have known the rules. and said look, employees looked at the news reports and knew that there was concern that these various groups with names like tea party, patriot, 912, constitution, were beginning to apply and they simply put them aside into a group and started looking at them. gwen: this dovetails with this idea of government overreach. this idea that the government was -- is doing more than it should be inserting itself in your lives. >> well, i think absolutely. if you're the president of the united states who has been talking recently about the importance of government citizenship, a commencement speech about it, the person who authored health care reform which is a large government program, who wa
miller. at this point mr. obama had to do that. >> i will do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens again. by holding the responsible parties accountable, by putting in place new checks and safeguards and going forward by making sure that the laws applied as it should be in a fair and impartial way. the irs admitting it targeted conservatives. listen to this. just hours earlier, than what the president just said, jay carney was saying that the white house can't really explain how the irs corruption happened because fbi is investigating. i cannot obviously comment on the investigation that the attorney general announced the other day. what i can say is that the president believes that the conduct reported in the ig's review is inappropriate. it is wrong. and there needs to be consequences for that conduct. >> bill: all right. so miller gets thrown out. but how many times are those guys going to use that ruse. terrorists brought to justice and nothing happens. can we get details about the irs admittedly abusing its power because there is an investigation we can't kno
from santa barbara, the sage of southern california, mr. miller. so, i pretty much don't have anything to do in this segment. i'm going to go out and get a dr. pepper if you don't mind. and then you just, you know, kind of begin with jay carney and go. >> well, they are going to audit dr. pepper because they don't think he wants obama care so he this have go after him. you know, billy, if somehow later this week sandra fluke images -- manages to get knocked up i'm never going to quit laughing. this is rich. mrs. fuddrucker, looks like we have got ourselves a convoy. did you see holder today? is he shakier than a jack ma'amer operator playing janga on lunch break. what about jay carney over there. a worst plouffe than marty feldman holding pocket aces. that cat blows more smoke than a death rattle. a couple more weeks like this president obama is going to be claiming is he kenyan. i don't want to say anything. they asked the white house dog bo to change his name to checkers this week. do you remember when obama was telling in this is when the ocean starts to recede, yeah, why do you kno
obama chose to heed the call that i made and others as well by dismissing mr. miller last nig night. this is a necessary step but only a first step toward restoring the credibility and the integrity of the i.r.s. this scandal is much larger than any one official within the i.r.s. any government official who knew about the misconduct within the i.r.s. and decided not to make this information public should be held accountable. no american taxpayer should ever have to worry that a group they belong to or a view that they espouse will subject them to less favorable tax treatment by their government, yet the i.g. report has unfortunately confirmed this political profiling is exactly what happened. the misconduct by the i.r.s. is troubling for a host of reasons, but there are two questions yet to be answered that i find particularly troubling. first, how was the improper targeting of i.r.s. agents allowed to continue for more than 18 months before it was finally brought to an end? secondly, how did the internal i.r.s. process involve so many high-level i.r.s. officials yet remain hidden f
to harass and intimidate and threaten an average american who only want her voice and their voices heard? mr. miller, who in the irs is responsible for targeting conservative organizations? >> that was some world class um bridge taking while drilling the soon to be former irs chief steven miller. you probably thought, as i did, while watching him, relax, buddy. you probably have been feeling that way all week as it what we in the office has taken to call scandalgate. with the ridiculous benghazi talking point and ultimately what appears to be bureaucratic failure at the irs. as a liberal, it is easy to get your dander up and say hey, guy webs back off. these are not scandals. there's another one i think we should talk about. in fact, you know what, come closer. there we go. i understand gouting the brain of the washington media complex of bundity on cable news, politicians grand standing about scandals. particularly in this kind of scandal season when scandals are holy invented but we cannot let that mind us to what the stakes are in another really trouble sum episode. what the department of
mismanment. i think it spells out the lack of oversight. and also it was really clear that mr. miller and miss learner did not comfort and give us in the congress, in our committee, current information. that is why i said i thought they should be relieved of the responsibilities that relate to the inspector general's report. jenna: do you think you have been lied to? >> i think they failed to give us current information. they came before the committee. they later had in some cases further information. they should have come back to the committee and given us that. when they were asked questions, i think they should have been sure that we had the full picture of how it was managed. i think the inspectorneral repos mismanagemented. that is what the says. it leaks out from the report the level of mismanagement. this is a difficult area, 501(c)(4)s. people have no tax liability. they don't have to disclose who gave them money. they can be, they have to be primarily social service. and so there's a question, are they basically social service or political organizations? i think the evidence
to congress but to the american people. it's wrong. tracy: you know, mr. miller was asked if what happened was legal and he, illegal, excuse me, and he said, no. and a lot of that has to do with the way the irs has done business for years. i mean, they target lower and middle class people on their certain deductions because they know those people can't afford audit or legal help. so the irs has been woulding this way for a very long time. >> well, there is no question about it. this is a double-standard. and the irs feels that it can come to the american people, and to congress and give these kinds evasive, incomplete answers. if a taxpayer tried to do that there would be serious consequences. tracy: right. >> we're not going to abide that. those days will end. this culture of rot will be rooted out. ashley: congressman, mr. miller said he doesn't know who gave the directive to go ahead and target these conservative groups. do you believe him and how high up do you think it could go? >> well we don't know the answer to that yet but we established there are some connections with the chief c
on the report of the inspector general. i think there's reason to believe that mr. miller should be released of his responsibilities as well. there was total mismanagement. >> michael: irs commissioner has responded today. he said he identified what he called two rogue employees in the agency's cincinnati office who were quote, overly aggressive. but the irsing scandal is just one of many today. the investigation as to whether the just disdepartment tapped the associated press phone lines are getting tongues wagging. and both sides have called for action. holder responded, he said he was not personally involved in the case because he had recused himself because he regularly deals with members of the media, including the associated press. >> the head of the rnc called for my resignation in spite of the fact that i was not the person involved in that decision, but be that as it may, i was recused in that matter as i described in a press conference that i held yesterday, the decision to issue the subpoena was involved in the people handling the case. i am not familiar with th
there today, neil, i'm even more concerned. things are coming to light. and the fact that mr. miller couldn't answer them or skirted the answer or tried to redefine the question? go back to the movie "net work" and i'm mad as hell -- >> neil: how did he get to be acting commissioner. >> i have no idea. >> neil: how did he get to that position where he would be an acting commission center. >> i have no idea. a lot of us are asking the same thing. a lot of positions, how do these people get there. but this ills really chilling, and this further divides the american people with their government and who do they trust, who do they have faith in? my job as a congressman, i represent people in western pennsylvania, hard-working, tax-paying families, and they want to know why this heavy hammer of the government can be so -- you no. what it's like. you can't make a mistake, you can't stutter or stammer. they're all over you. some of them are nice people. but the power that they are endowed with is incredible. the fact they can target groups and go after them and ask things like, how much money do yo
. surely mr. miller and the white house both knew the irs was being investigated. yet now, not before. now, everybody wants to find out who did what. this is why many americans don't trust their government. talking points doesn't know who directed irs agents to target and i will use that word, conservative groups. and individuals. but surely miller knows much more than he is saying. and that brings us to what happens next. miller could be indicted. that's possible. the fbi is investigated. but only, only when irs people from the inside start to blot whistle will the scandal be defined. until that happens it's all speculation. what's not speculation is the chaos we are seeing in washington right now. that's damaging the nation. and the president is rightfully taking massive heat. and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. while the head of the irs objects to word target. one men who apparently did have a bulls eye on his back is speaking out. frank van der sloot an idaho businessman donated $1 million to help mitt romney. after that he was audited on three different occasions, rubb
, right now, obama's fingerprints are not on it. >> i have to tell you, the testimony by mr. miller will be examined closely. he was the guy, the acting director of the irs and if he says anything that relates to anybody connected to the white house, mr. obama will be in trouble. >> and coming up, a last look at the morning's stories. >> and a few races taking over the bay area, including the final stage of the tour of california going on as we speak. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the bay to breakers race pl out in san . >>> well, welcome back. let's look at the morning's top stories. in this case, races. >> two big events going on in the bay area right now. the the bay too breakers race played out this morning starting at 7:00 and is still going on throughout the streets citywide. security is tighter this year. san francisco police said that they say 25% more officers are on patrol than they have in previous years. feeds from closed certainty cameras being monitored in realtime. that is, again, look at the starting line and this is a look at the finish line from high above chopper 5. the winners,
't had the report that is coming out this friday, we have not heard mr. miller's testimony, see how it shakes out. it is bother some to me the way it has come out. neil: it has a certain commonality. >> why didn't somebody say this is wrong, let's stop it. are they deliberately secretive in what they do and not have a culture of transparency? that is the problem i would ask and elected officials would have it on friday. it looks like he has known about it for some time. neil: he is between a rock and a hard place. we will watch closely. it is an honor having you, thank you very much. >> take care. neil: watch any sport, any game, anywhhre. don't go for sports? how about cavuto. que listen up. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90s. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed much is the official retirement age. ♪ the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years. ♪ a body at rest ten to stay at rest... while aody in motion tends to stay in motion. stayin
this friday, weave not heard mr. miller's testimony, see how it shakes out. it is bother some to me the way it has come out. neil: it has a certain commonality. >> why didn't somebody say this is wrong, let's stop it. are they deliberately secretive in what they do and not have a culture of transparency? that is the problem i would ask and elected officia would have it on frid. it looks like has known about it for some time. neil: he is between a rock and a hard place. we will watch closely. it is an honor having you, thank you very much. >> take care. neil: watch any sport, any game, anywhhre. don't go for sports? don't go for sports? how about at od, whatever business you're in, that's the business we're in with premium service like one of the best on-time delivery records and a low claims ratio, we do whatever it takes to make your business our business. od. helping the world keep promises. it's delicious. so now we've turned her toee into a business. my goal was to take an idea and make it happen. i'm janet long and i formed my toffee company through legalzoom. never really thought i w
or organizing words that were used for targeting, correct? >> that's correct. >> okay. so mr. miller tried to elaborate, but paul ryan cut him off. and the question, we all want answered, is who gave the orders? and did those orders come from above? >> did you ever have any contact either by e-mail, phone or in person with the white house regarding the targeting of tax exempt groups from 2010 until today? >> absolutely not. >> well, joining us now from washington, d.c. is cnn congressional correspondent dana bash, who had to navigate her way through a couple of political stories in her day. they both say this was not political, dana bash. how am i as an average guy out there in america watching this going down not to believe that it is not political when the words that were flagged were conservative words? >> it is hard to believe. and that is why the couple of the questions that were not answered are frustrating to members of congress in both parties. one of the questions that you asked, ashleigh, many lawmakers asked, who devised this? who came up with this? it was not something that mil
fires irs chief stephan miller. at this point mr. obama had to do that. >> i will do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens again. by holding the responsible parties accountable, by putting in place new checks and safeguards and going forward by making sure that the laws applied as it should be in a fair and impartial way. the irs admitting it targeted conservatives. listen to this. just hours earlier, than what the president just said, jay carney was saying that the white house can't really explain how the irs corruption happened because fbi is investigating. i cannot obviously comment on the investigation that the attorney general announced the other day. what i can say is that the president believes that the conduct reported in the ig's review is inappropriate. it is wrong. and there needs to be consequences for that conduct. >> bill: all right. so miller gets thrown out. but how many times are those guys going to use that ruse. terrorists brought to justice and nothing happens. can we get details about the irs admittedly abusing its power because there is an
that should have re59ed a couple retired a couple years ago. fire miller, put your own guy in, mr. obam pa, go ahead. >> mark hannah, our thanks to you. contributor to the huffington post. we want to bring in tony prado. tony, your thoughts on what the president should do to take control of the situation tonight? >> well, i think he certainly is going to have to be accepting some resignations here. i think it is critical to show there will be a leadership change there. he's going to have to demand changes in the way irs does business, but, look, i think the real test of this, somewhat, larry and aran were talking about is dates and times and activities and who spoke to who when. and this crisis for them is not going to go away until all of those questions are answered. i can tell from you having gone through a lot of these kind of inquiries in the past, you know, every -- they had to put out e-mails today on benghazi, e-mails in and out of the irs. none of them can be protected. they will all become public. we will find out who was communicating with irs. by the way, don't forget, it may inclu
's reason to believe that mr. miller should be released of his responsibilities. >> i'd like to bring in to the conversation, richard blumenthal of connecticut. sir, it's good to have you with me this morning. as you listen to sander levin there, do you think that's enough for you about those two people being let go? does that go far enough? >> we need more facts and the department of justice appropriately has launched a criminal investigation. there needs to be criminal accountability by any irs officials. at the very minimum, certainly, dismissal is warranted. if the facts are as they've been alleged that there have been very serious enfridngement of these guidelines. >> you know, as we've been talking about the attorney general's going to be in the hot seat this afternoon, but he's already come out to say there will be ab inquiry into the irs scandal. given what's going on in consideration to the ap subpoena scandal, do you think the justice department can fairly investigate on this issue and that they can go with both of these with the same ferver? >> that is an absolutely critica
corrective action was taken promptly enough here and with something of this senseive thety that may be why mr. miller's resignation was called for. it wasn't his fault that was this was done. in fact, most of it happened on his predecessor's watch but maybe he didn't act qifly enough and was not candidate enough with congress. >> brown: i heard in some of the hearings today when i was listening there was this question ofsy s the i.r.s. independent or not? that's still out there, right? a report to jack lew, the treasury secretary, he reports to the president. these the questions. >> it's officially a treasury agency so it's not completely inspect, you do have an unusual five-year term for the i.r.s. commissioner but these the questions that are swirling and the republicans were suggesting this is not a problem that the president can completely divest himself and wash his hands of. it appears the president and his advisors agree given the prominence of this announcement tonight going on national television to announce that that he's dismissed the acting i.r.s. commissioner. >> brown: not an en
clear that mr. miller and ms. learner did not come forth and give us and the congress in our committee current information. >> moments ago congressman levin issued a statement saying that the change at the sirs a vital first step, shep. >> shepard: mike emanuel on the hill, thanks. mike bussey the assistant editor of the "wall street journal" which is owned by the parent company of this network. it just keeps coming. >> it does. look, there is a reason by president obama decides to come out and speak to the nation to the press, to the nation on this particular issue. there is a lot else going on in washington. it's the irs. it touches all of us. this was abusive by the irs that singled out conservative groups at a time when they were becoming more and more influential in a run-up to a midterm election. this is really kind of problematic from a lot of different perspectives. and i think that the president wanted to make really clear that he understood that. that this is kind of bipartisan condemnation of the irs. heed intoed to get out in front of this. whether or not he has remains to
that down. >> the access your medical files. is that true, mr. miller? >> correct, sir. >> they cannot find your private medical information? >> that's correct, sir. >> their job, in obama care is simply to collect paid financial information on which a determination is made as to whether somebody can get a subsidy for their premiums; is that correct? >> what you covered over what period is what we would be getting. >> this afternoon the president met with the new acting irs commissioner danieler witherer werfol. >> blasted democrats from taking campaign contributions from the irs employees union. they are calling on lawmakers to give the money back. a dozen republicans also got contributions. harris? >> harris: hairs wendell goler outside the white house. g.o.p. leaders are demanding more documents about the attack on our u.s. outpost on benghazi, libya. the white house released nearly 100 pages of emails. republicans say they don't cover the days right after the attack which killed u.s. ambassador to lib christopher stephens. state department officer sean smith and two former navy seals ty
day. i saw mr. miller, the soon to be former head of the irs, look at congress and be essentially unresponsive, be essentially, gee, somebody was responsible, i don't know the name, yes, maybe i can get the name for you. that gives you a sense that maybe congress can't get to the bottom of this. maybe an independent council would be a better route. >> some institutions have a no-surprise rule, which is you need to make sure the person at the top, who is the president in this case, he is constitutionally responsible for the whole executive branch, to be told about things that are going on that are bad. and you can't kind of say, oh, that happened last year and they're investigating. you need to stop the bad things right away. >> and the difficulty is this criticism of passivity, as you all are suggesting and i'm challenging you with the other side of that argument but the idea that he is still in charge of the government, has accountability and has to project accountability as we ask all presidents to do. >> in the irs case it doesn't seem passive. wonderful king strauss of the wal
by mr. miller is going to be examined closely. he was the guy, the acting director of the irs. and if he says anything that relates to anybody connected to the white house, mr. obama will really be in trouble. >> interesting right there. >>> let's go back out live to the amgen tour of california that is right now crossing the beautiful golden gate bridge. that is an iconic shot right there. we have some of the world's top cyclists crossing one of the world's most notable bridges. >> that's right. and we'll be right back with more. ,,,,,, . >>> another live look right now at the cyclists in the amgen tour of california, crossing the golden gate bridge. as we speak, 111 cyclists on their way right now to santa rosa from marina green, the final leg of the tour of california. . >>> and here is a look now at this morning's top stories. another big event going on as we speak as well. >> that's right. it's the bay to breakers. it got going in san francisco within the past hour. tilusa of ethiopia finished first among men and diane curry johnson from africa was the top finisher among women. she
we know now is the i.r.s., including mr. miller, lied to congress, lied to me, more importantly, lied to the american people and saying there was no such political targeting going on. >> schieffer: well, from what you know about it now, do you think this was something that was just generated within the i.r.s. or do you think they were acting on orders from somebody else? well, that's where i think the culture or the environment that the administration has created here, that it's okay to cover things up, it's okay to intimidate your political adversaries is important. you've been around bureaucracies a long time as i have, and bureaucratics don't take risk unless they have a signal implicit or implicit from higher ups you're doing exactly what we expect you to do. i have a very hard time to believe this was cooked up in cincinnati by midlevel employees at the i.r.s. >> schieffer: let me ask you about the leak case. the associate press had a story about how the c.i.a. had broken up a terrorist plot to put bombs on aircraft. it was a good story that would have reflected well-- did reflec
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